On the cover of Cosmo Body, Khloe stuns in a red, skin tight dress. But the Kardashian sister wants the world to know how she feels about her slimmer figure and took look beyond the number on a scale. In the newest issue of the magazine, Khloe expressed how she has come to focus on her health and fitness and eventually reach her goal weight. "When me and Lamar were having issues, I decided to channel my energy into working out." the former wife of NBA star Lamar Odom reveals. She admits she has never seen herself as "fat", or felt down about how much she weighed before she began shedding pounds. She has maintained a sense of confidence and positive self image throughout her life. "I have never felt 'fat' I just didn't realise how unhealthy I was until I look back at pictures. In the moment I felt so beautiful and I remember walking down red carpets with my make-up done in a little sparkly dress and I thought I was so cute." Khloe tell Cosmo. As for plastic surgery as an aid for losing weight or feeling more beautiful? Khloe says that's just not for her. "I'm not against plastic surgery – if you want to do a tweak, I'm all for it, but you have to love yourself first because no surgery is going to change your heart" she explains. Khloe has dealt with some backlash from fans who liked her curvier frame to her now slimmer physique. "Now on my Instagram page people comment saying 'I liked you better when you were bigger' and I think, 'Thank God I don't live my life for other people because I'd be in a constant tug of war." the 30 year old reality star explained. Khloe is her own woman and has taken charge of her fitness and health without the influence of others. The strong and confident Armenian beauty hits the gym every morning and claims her favourite workout moves are crunches and leg lifts. She is disciplined in her diet and diligent about portion control. "Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be. I’m not where I want to be and who knows if I ever will be. But I am healthier than ever and due to my consistent workouts, I am slowly seeing results.” What do you think of Khloe's pledge to get fit? Share your opinion with us!